What is the best treatment for tinea capitis in an adult?
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Both terbinafine and griseofulvin have been shown to be effective treatments for adult patients with tinea capitis. (SOR B, based on a single small trial and 2 case series.) Alternative therapies include fluconazole or itraconazole. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
Evidence Based Practice 12(6): 07.